A model displays a fur collar at Fendi’s autumn/winter 19/20 show. The future of fur hangs in the balance after a nationwide cull of mink was ordered in Denmark after they were shown to be carrying a mutant strain of Covid-19. Photo: AFP
A model displays a fur collar at Fendi’s autumn/winter 19/20 show. The future of fur hangs in the balance after a nationwide cull of mink was ordered in Denmark after they were shown to be carrying a mutant strain of Covid-19. Photo: AFP
Disease

Will Covid-19 finish off fur for good? Mutant coronavirus strains in Danish mink could be the final straw in luxury fashion’s reckoning with animal rights

With Versace, Gucci and Prada already anti-fur, Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen’s call for a complete cull of the country’s mink – some 17 million animals – might just signal the beginning of the end for fur in fashion

Topic |   Disease
A model displays a fur collar at Fendi’s autumn/winter 19/20 show. The future of fur hangs in the balance after a nationwide cull of mink was ordered in Denmark after they were shown to be carrying a mutant strain of Covid-19. Photo: AFP
A model displays a fur collar at Fendi’s autumn/winter 19/20 show. The future of fur hangs in the balance after a nationwide cull of mink was ordered in Denmark after they were shown to be carrying a mutant strain of Covid-19. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE